Reflection: Lesson Planning Crabs are where it’s at! - Section 2: Activity


When I initially started this lesson I had the students go through catalogs and magazines looking for items with the /cr/ blend. This turned out to be a bad idea for two reasons. 

One the students took too long going through the magazines and they would become distracted by the pictures in the magazines. 

Two the magazines were never a reliable source of having enough items with the /cr/ blend.

To solve this dilemma I planned made my own sorting tool by creating two sheets of images. I mixed up the images which had /cr/ blends with items that did not have the blend. In this way the students still had the experience of looking at images and deciding if the image had the initial blend or not and they were able to complete the assignment within the alloted time.  

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Crabs are where it’s at!

Unit 10: Maryland
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: Students will be able to recognize and write the blend /cr/ as part of practicing grade level phonics.

Big Idea: Sorting picture items helps the students begin to recognize the blend /cr/, which helps build fluency when reading.

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